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Privacy Statement

This statement may change periodically as WHEDA develops the interactive capabilities of this site.

How we handle information we learn about you from your visit to our web site depends on what you do when you visit our site. However, WHEDA will not sell information obtained on our web site to any third party.

Collection and Storage of Information

If you visit our site to browse or download information like press releases, training manuals, or application forms, we collect and store:

  • the name of the domain and host from which you access the Internet (for example, or;
  • the Internet protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using;
  • the browser software you use and your operating system;
  • the date and time you access our site;
  • the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site;
  • search terms used to find the site;
  • list of files viewed with access times;
  • path followed through the site;
  • length of time page was open; and
  • amount of data transferred.

We use this information to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, and to help us make our site more useful. 

Identifying Yourself

If you choose to identify yourself by sending us an e-mail or when using our on-line forms:

  • we may enter the information you send into our databases.
  • the information in our databases may be shared with third parties to provide operational, marketing, or advertising support for WHEDA interests only.
  • we will not share this information except as required by law.
  • in limited circumstances, including requests from private individuals in accordance with Wisconsin's public records law, Section 234.265, Wisconsin Statues, we may be required to disclose the information you submit.

If you use one of our on-line forms, what information you provide is your decision. If you don't provide your name or other information, it may be impossible for us to refer or respond to your request.

In the event of a conflict between this Privacy Notice and the Wisconsin Public Records Law or other law governing the disclosure of records, the Wisconsin Public Records Law or other applicable law will control.

Access to Information About Yourself

If you want to get information about yourself that may be in our records:

Wisconsin's public records law provides you certain rights to get information about you that is in our records. To learn more about the circumstances under which you can get and correct this information, see the Section 234.265, Wisconsin Statutes.

If you want to correct information about yourself that may be in our records:

You can review any personal information we collect about you. You may recommend changes to your personal information you believe in error by submitting a written request that credibly shows the error and the correction you wish to make. If you believe that your personal information is being used for a purpose other than what was intended when submitted, you may also contact us by writing to:

Customer Information Coordinator
Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority
201 W. Washington Ave., Suite 700
PO Box 1728
Madison, WI 53701-1728

In all cases, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections to information that we store.


A “cookie” is a small text file that a website can place on your computer's hard drive in order, for example, to collect information about your activities on the site. There are two types of cookies, a “session”cookie or a “persistent” cookie. A session cookie is only used during the current session and then is deleted from your computer. A persistent cookie is stored on your hard drive indefinitely. A web site that has set a cookie can only access those cookies it has sent to you, it cannot access cookies sent to you by other sites.

Cookies are one mechanism for maintaining continuity during a user's visit to a web site. They allow data to be maintained for users' benefit as they navigate a site. This type of cookie is referred to as a “session”or a “state management” cookie. This type of cookie goes away when you terminate your visit to the web site as it is maintained only in your browser's active memory during your session.

Cookies may also be stored on your computer so you can be recognized by a web site on subsequent visits. They can be read by the web site whenever you enter that particular web site. They are often used to save login information on web sites that require visitors to log in each time they visit that web site. They may store information on your unique identifier and the areas of the web site you have visited before. These cookies are stored on your computer's hard drive after you have left your web site visit and, consequently, are often referred to as “persistent” cookies.

You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is sent. Each browser is different, so please check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

We use cookies on this site in the following way:

Some of the interactive applications use “session” cookies stored in your browser's memory to carry information necessary to the proper operation of the application. Due to this fact, some of the applications will not function properly unless cookies are enabled on your web browser.

WHEDA recognizes our user's privacy concerns and will only use cookies as a helping tool. In general, our site only uses cookies to store temporary information. These cookies are not used for tracking users. Once a session is over, the cookies automatically expire and are deleted after you exit your browser. These cookies are not correlated with individual user identities.

Security of Information You Provide

To learn about the security practices that WHEDA utilizes when handling customer information, please see our site security information.


This website links to documents located on web sites maintained by various other organizations. Once you access an individual document that links you to another web site, WHEDA's privacy policy no longer applies. You would be subject to the privacy policy of the website containing that document.